Bang Bang Turkey - Perfect for Boxing Day!
The ultimate leftover Christmas turkey recipe. Light, fresh and flavoursome. Don’t be alarmed by the long list of ingredients – it’s simply a quick marinate and assemble job.
30 mins to 1 hour
10 to 30 mins
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp lime juice
pinch palm or light soft brown sugar
pinch hot chilli powder
pinch Chinese five-spice powder
250g/9oz cooked turkey meat, preferably breast, in long strips
For the peanut sauce
1 tbsp vegetable or groundnut oil
2 shallots, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed or grated
5cm/2in piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
2 red chillies, seeds removed (according to taste), finely chopped
200ml/7fl oz turkey (or chicken) stock
150ml/5fl oz coconut milk
75g/2½oz crunchy peanut butter
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp palm sugar or soft light brown sugar
1 tbsp kecap manis (optional)
1 tbsp lime juice
For the salad
1 large Chinese lettuce or cabbage, shredded
1 large carrot, julienned
1 large courgette, julienned
small bunch radishes, cut into matchsticks
1 red pepper, cut into thin strips
4 spring onions, halved lengthways and cut into thin strips
2–3 red chillies, sliced
small bunch fresh coriander
few fresh mint leaves
1 tbsp roasted, unsalted peanuts, lightly crushed
- First marinade the turkey. Whisk the soy sauce, lime juice, sugar, chilli powder and five-spice together. Put the turkey in a dish, pour over the marinade and toss. Cover with cling film and leave to stand.
- For the peanut sauce, heat the oil in a frying pan and add the shallots. Cook on a medium heat until they are translucent and have taken on some colour, then add the garlic, ginger and chillies.
- Continue to cook, stirring regularly, for another 2–3 minutes, then add the remaining sauce ingredients. Stir, then simmer until the sauce has reduced down. Leave to cool.
- To assemble the salad, arrange all the vegetables over a large serving platter. Use a tablespoon or so of the sauce to coat the turkey, then place this on top. Drizzle over a little more of the sauce, then garnish with the chillies, herbs and peanuts.
By The Hairy Bikers
Photo Credit: From The Hairy Bikers Home for Christmas